Monday, April 30, 2007

Fundraiser This Thursday for Future Teacher Who Needs Community Support

Mike & C’s Family Sports Grill in Peachtree City is holding a fundraiser this Thursday, May 3rd for local resident Tracy Russo.

Tracy is a twenty-two year old college student at the University of Georgia majoring in Education. Tracy, who has been suffering from seizures, headaches, and other symptoms and was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. She is currently under the care of a neurologist in Fayetteville.

Due to the severity and location of the tumor, Tracy’s neurologist has recommended that her surgery be done out of state by a team of specialist. Tracy is without health insurance and the cost of the surgery will be approximately $130,000. Tracy’s family is hoping to raise the necessary funds so that Tracy can have this surgery very soon.

Tracy was only 9 years old when her parents got divorced. That brought lots of changes to young Tracy’s life. Sadly, even more changes were in store for young Tracy; at the young age of 16, her Dad, an alcoholic, was tragically murdered. Tracy completed her high school education at Fayette County High School and looked forward to that simple life she always dreamed of.

Tracy enrolled at the University of Georgia and has been majoring in Education. Tracy hopes to be a teacher one day. She dreams of helping young people who have had tough times, like she has. Tracy has worked hard to finance her education. She has earned the Hope Scholarship and has qualified for some financial aid. She made the Dean’s list this fall while working her way through school, doing the best that she can.

Tracy has a strong religious faith and has overcome many difficult obstacles in her young life. By pursuing her passion for teaching and her love of children, she hopes to give back to her community one day. She wants to make a difference in the lives of children, but needs financial help to pay for this tumor surgery.

If you would like to help support Tracy, and enjoy a pleasant dinner out, please join Tracy’s family and friends at Mike & C’s Family Sports Grill this Thursday night. Mike & C’s will donate 10% of all sales made this Thursday, from 5:00 PM until closing. Donations may also be made to any Bank of America, deposited to the Tracy Russo Medical Fund account number 334001258276. For more information about Tracy Russo please see her web site at:

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